The Snow Merchant
Sam Gayton, Chris Riddell
This new edition has artwork from award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell.
Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the wind-swept coast of Albion. Nothing incredible has ever happened to her, until one winter’s night, when the night the Snow Merchant comes. He claims to be an alchemist – the greatest that ever lived – and in his suitcase, he carries his newest invention: snow.
‘A tale of self discovery, family and friendship…an inventive and accomplished debut’ – Independent on Sunday
‘A delightful debut…full of action and invention’ – The Sunday Times
‘A germ of JK and a pinch of Pullman’ – TES
"Old-fashioned storytelling with a rich seam of alchemy and adventure." * Bookseller * "A tale of self discovery, family and friendship...an inventive and accomplished debut." -- Daniel Hahn * Independent on Sunday * "Original and gripping with its unpredictable plot and inventive ideas." * Carousel * "A delightful debut...full of action and invention." -- Nicolette Jones * Sunday Times * "An amazing adventure!" * National Geographic Kids *
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